Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc released a barrage of data, special "heat" maps and slick animations on Monday to claim the title of most-popular social network for spectators watching the Super Bowl, but a winner was difficult to pick. Facebook, the world's largest social network, boasted that 65 million people chimed in on its service about the match that saw the New England Patriots edge the Seattle Seahawks28-24, up 30 percent from the year earlier. Facebook even rolled out a new metric: The "people per minute" who joined in during the game's most intense moments. Twitter declined to provide the number of users on its service during the game, but reported that they tapped out 28.4 million game-related tweets, compared with 24.9 million during last year's matchup between the Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. The battle of the statistics highlights the stiffening competition among Internet services to establish themselves the go-to "second screen" for big events from the Super … [Read more...] about Facebook, Twitter lock horns in post-Super Bowl battle of the statistics
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Overseas Vietnamese successes are interesting topics for the press and for festivals praising their credit. On the occasion of the celebration of Vietnam's national unification (April 30), Radio Free Asia (RFA) broadcast programs regarding some outstanding overseas Vietnamese in foreign countries. On 4 May 2006, during the second congress of the Vietnamese American National Gala (VANG) - the organization established in 2004 with an aim to expand the numbers of proud Vietnamese Americans, lengthy applause was given as the voice of Betty Nguyen was raised. Betty Nguyen joined CNN in June 2004 and became the first Vietnamese American to master hot news programs. Betty Nguyen was the news anchor at some outstanding events, including the funeral of Pope John Paul II, the terrorist bombing attacks in London, the tsunami calamity in southern Asia, and the election in Iraq. In the political field, perhaps the US is the place to see Vietnamese of second generation, achieve huge success when … [Read more...] about Successful Vietnamese in foreign countries
CLEAN TECHNOLOGY FUND INVESTMENT PLAN FOR VIETNAM CLEAN TECHNOLOGY FUND INVESTMENT PLAN FOR VIETNAM VIETNAM CLEAN TECHNOLOGY FUND INVESTMENT PLAN TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction4 I.Country and Sector Context4 II.Priority Sectors for GHG Emission Reduction8 Energy Efficiency10 Renewable Energy11 Transport14 Summary16 III.Rationale for Selected Sectors for CTF Co-financing17 Energy Efficiency18 Renewable Energy21 Urban Transport23 IV.Enabling Policy and Regulatory Environment25 Energy Policy Framework28 Transport Policy Framework29 V.Implementation Potential and Risk Assessment30 VI.Financing Plan and Instruments32 Reference34 Annexes: MDB Proposals for CTF Co-Financing 1.Industrial Energy Efficiency Project (ADB)35 2.Power Transmission Investment Program (ADB)39 3.Urban Transport Program (ADB)42 4.Supporting Development of a Smarter Transmission Grid (IBRD)48 5.Private Sector Financing Program for Energy Efficiency, Cleaner Production and … [Read more...] about CLEAN TECHNOLOGY FUND INVESTMENT PLAN FOR VIETNAM
HCM City to tackle river and canal encroachment Ung Van Thiem encroaches on thousands of square metres used to protect Saigon River The inspection taskforce, led by Mr. Tuan, includes deputy directors from a number of municipal departments and agencies. The results will be issued in a report to the HCM City People's Committee in December. According to Mr. Tuan, the problem of encroachment is not a new issue in HCM City and municipal authorities have taken actions against violators. Recently newspapers, particularly Nguoi Lao Dong, have reported on many cases that have not yet been dealt with properly. The inspection is aimed at assessing the city's current land use management and policy for the canals and rivers to prevent and settle violations, Tuan added. Ly Thanh Trong, Chief Inspector of the HCM City's Department of Construction, said to date, 11 out of 24 local districts have reported on their river and canal encroachment activities. Le Thanh Tan, Deputy Chief Inspector of … [Read more...] about Social Highlights for November 5
Performing the task of international cooperation in scientific research within the research topic at ministerial level-" Research methods in mapping Land Value Zonesin non- agricultural land in urban areas with Statistics model and GIS technology " , recently a task force VIGAC has paid a business trip to Japan. The task force has worked with three Japanese agencies in the field of real estate valuation and had working sessions Japan Real Estate Valuation Association - JAREA , Japan Real Estate Institute A - JREI and Kokusai KOGYO Co. During the business trip, the delegation has exchanged and learnt about approaches to land valuation through a series of Land Value Zones and collected documents of JAREA and JREI on the construction of land value zones using GIS technology. Besides , the task force also participated in the reality visit to Kokusai KOGYO Co. , specializing in providing solutions for spatial information services , urban design and land valuation system using GIS … [Read more...] about Vietnam Institute of Geodesy and Cartography (VIGAC) : Studying Japan’s valuation.